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Fat Choi Spirit (2002)

Lik goo lik goo san nin choi (original title)
Centres around a Mahjong master, Andy, and his dealings with his ex-girlfriend, estranged family and a local gang.

Directors:

Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai (as Wai Ka Fai)

Writers:

Ka-Fai Wai (as Wai Ka Fai), Nai-Hoi Yau (as Yau Nai Hoi) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andy Lau ... Andy
Ching Wan Lau ... Mahjong Master (as Lau Ching Wan)
Louis Koo ... Tin Lok
Gigi Leung ... Gigi (as GiGi Leung)
Cherrie Ying ... Cherrie (as Cherrie In)
Man-Wai Wong Man-Wai Wong ... Andy and Tin Lok's Mother (as Bonnie Wong)
Tian-Lin Wang ... Fat Uncle (as Wong Tin Lam)
Tin Sang Lung ... Fat Uncle's Man (as Lung Tin Sang)
Wai Leung Hung Wai Leung Hung ... Fat Uncle's Man (as Hung Wai Leung)
Ling To Yuen Ling To Yuen ... Fat Uncle's Man (as Yuen Ling To)
Nishikawa Takakazu Nishikawa Takakazu ... Contest Sponsor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tin-Bo Tam ... Mahjong player with twisted neck
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Storyline

Centres around a Mahjong master, Andy, and his dealings with his ex-girlfriend, estranged family and a local gang.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Japanese

Release Date:

8 February 2002 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Fat Choi Spirit See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Marks the first time director Johnnie To and actor Louis Koo collaborated in a director/actor relation. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Chungking Express (1994) See more »

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User Reviews

A look at life through mahjong
8 April 2003 | by harry_tk_yungSee all my reviews

A mahjong player will have full empathy, but a player of any game requiring a combination of luck and skill will also recognize the feeling: When you get a lousy hand, you play on, fairly, attentively, with full respect to the game. This is called sportsmanship, in any language. This is what this movie is about.

Extending this, sportsmanship in the larger game of life is just as important. We all hope for our ship to come in but before that happens, a good sportsman will carry on cheerfully even when nothing seems right. This is what this movie is about.

If this is preaching, it is preaching in a most entertaining manner. Andy Lau is hero as ever, but hero of a different kind, a perfect sportsman, and very convincingly so. Gigi Leung continues her exploration for variety in roles since Xin Dong (Tempting Heart) and hits a roaring success here, proving that she can do two things: be very funny and play a foul-tempered eccentric. Lau Ching-Wan's wicked attempt at a spoilt brat is deliciously hilarious. Even the supports of the not-yet-too-hot Louis Koo and new screen face Cherrie Ying are impressive.

Altogether a wonderful movie, but a veteran mahjong player will be the one who gets the most out of it.


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